ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION WITH PATELLAR OR HAMSTRING TENDON GRAFTS: A REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE

Michael Reed Michael Reed

Abstract


Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common injury.  The management of such injuries has been much debated and surgical reconstruction with an autograft is a popular option. Here the evidence on the use of two popular candidates (the patellar tendon and hamstring tendons) are compared in an attempt to discover the superior or to gain an indication of factors that may influence this choice.


Full Text:

PDF PDF

References


Bulstrode C, Buckwalter J, Carr A, Marsh L, Fairbank J, Wilson-MacDonald J, Bowden G Oxford textbook of orthopaedics and trauma: volume 2 Oxford: Oxford University Press. p2756-2762.

Pinczewski LA, Deehan DJ, Salmon LJ, et al. A five-year comparison of patellar tendon versus four-strand hamstring tendon autograft for arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. Am J Sports Med. 2002;30:523-536.

Lincoln Avery F, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) graft options [online] http://www.orthoassociates.com/ACL_grafts.htm (accessed: 05/07/2007)

Frank CB, Jackson DW, The Science of Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Volume 79-A(10), 1997, pp 1556-1576.

Roe J, Pinczewski L, Russell VJ, Salmon LJ, Kawamata T, Chew M, A 7-Year Follow-up of Patellar Tendon and Hamstring Tendon Grafts for Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, 2005 Am J Sports Med. 2005, 33:1337-1345

Feller JA, Webster KE. A randomized comparison of patellar tendon and hamstring tendon anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2003;31:564-573.

Aglietti P, Giron F, Buzzi R, et al. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: bone-patellar tendon-bone compared with double semitendinosus and gracilis tendon grafts: a prospective, randomized clinical trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004;86:2143-2155.

Marder RA, Raskind JR, Carroll M. Prospective evaluation of arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: patellar tendon versus semitendinosus and gracilis tendons. Am J Sports Med. 1991;19:478-484.

Ejerhed L, Kartus J, Sernert N, et al. Patellar tendon or semitendinosus tendon autografts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? a prospective randomized study with a two-year follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2003;31:19-25

Sajovic M, Vengust V, Komadina R, Tavcar R, Skaza K,T, A Prospective, Randomized Comparison of Semitendinosus and Gracilis Tendon Versus Patellar Tendon Autografts for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Five-Year Follow-Up Am J Sports Med, 2006, e 34:1933-1940

Beard DJ, Anderson JL, Davies S, et al. Hamstrings vs. patella tendon for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a randomised controlled trial. Knee. 2001;8:45-50.

O'Neill DB. Arthroscopically assisted reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament: a prospective, randomized analysis of three techniques. J Bone Joint Surg [Am] 1996;78-A:803-13.

Aglietti, P.; Buzzi, R.; Zaccherotti, G.; and De Biase, P.: Patellar tendon versus doubled semitendinosus and gracilis tendons for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am. J. Sports Med., 1994, 22: 211-217.

Shaieb MD, Kan DM, Chang SK, et al. A prospective randomized comparison of patellar tendon versus semitendinosus and gracilis tendon autografts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2002;30:214-220.

Eriksson K, Anderberg P, Hamberg P, et al. A comparison of quadruple semitendinosus and patellar tendon grafts in reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2001;83:348-354.

Corry IS, Webb JM, Clingeleffer AJ, et al. Arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament: a comparison of patellar tendon autograft and four-strand hamstring tendon autograft. Am J Sports Med. 1999;27:444-454.

Bizzini, Mario MS, PT; Gorelick, Mark MScK; Munzinger, Urs MD; Drobny, Tomas MD, Joint Laxity and Isokinetic Thigh Muscle Strength Characteristics After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Bone Patellar Tendon Bone Versus Quadrupled Hamstring Autografts 2006, Volume 16(1), pp 4-9.

Beynnon BD, Johnson RJ, Fleming BC, et al. Anterior cruciate ligament replacement: comparison of bone-patellar tendon-bone grafts with two-strand hamstring grafts: a prospective, randomized study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002;84:1503-1513

Noojin FK, Barrett GR, Hartzog CW, et al. Clinical comparison of intraarticular anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using autogenous semitendinosus and gracilis tendons in men versus women. Am J Sports Med. 2000;28:783-789.

Steadman JR, Anterior knee pain-is this a problem we can solve? In: Failed ACL surgery. Program and abstracts of the 27th annual meeting of the American orthopaedic society for sports medicine; June 28th, 2001; Keystone, Colorado. Symposium

Aune AK, Holm I, Risberg MA, et al. Four-strand hamstring tendon autograft compared with patellar tendon-bone autograft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a randomized study with two-year follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2001;29:722-728.

Anderson AF, Snyder RB, Lipscomb AB Jr. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective randomized study of three surgical methods. Am J Sports Med. 2001;29:272-279.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.